"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that anyone in possession of wit and good taste must be in want of great entertainment."
So said Jane Austen, and so it has come to pass... Austentatious is the social event of the season, taking London's West End by storm.
Dressed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, some of the country's finest comics will conjure up a 'lost' Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. The play is entirely improvised from start to finish, so no two shows are ever the same. You can expect a witty heroine, a dashing gent (or two) and a probably preposterous plot. Swooning is guaranteed.
It doesn't matter a jot whether you're familiar with any of Austen's works, as it promises to be a hilarious show for everybody.
Previous 'lost' masterpieces have included The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark and Double 0 Darcy.
The Times★★★★★ – "Ridiculously silly... wickedly funny" The Guardian★★★★ – "A joy to behold.. The laughs seldom stop"
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – 6 Nov 2017 to 28 Sep 2019 – 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is all about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
TINA — The Tina Turner Musical – 21 Mar to 21 Dec 2019 – TINA tells the story of Tina Turner, from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar.
Watch some magic at the Magic Circle – 9 Apr, 14 May, 4, 18 Jun, 3, 17 Sep, 8, 22 Oct, 5, 12 and 19 Nov 2019 – Look around their museum and then sit down to enjoy an evening of magic at the Magic Circle's very own headquarters
9 To 5 – with the music of Dolly Parton – 28 Jan to 31 Aug 2019 – 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
Come From Away — Phoenix Theatre – 30 Jan to 25 May 2019 – Come From Away tells the story of how a small Canadian town took in 7,000 stranded air passengers after 9/11
Rip It Up — 1960s song and dance show – 7 Feb to 2 Jun 2019 – Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold, Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith will be dancing their way through a 1960s soundtrack in Rip It Up.
Edward II — by Christopher Marlowe – 7 Feb to 20 Apr 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II.
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